Outcome: Humanitarian stakeholders contextualize the conceptual analysis in different organizational, cultural and humanitarian environments, translating it in different realities and feeding back into the Humanitarian Encyclopedia.

Core elements: In addition to internal organizational contextualization, the contextualization will take place through regional workshops, creation of regional hubs and field research. Contextualization is a bilateral process, translating knowledge into specific realities, and capturing knowledge from specific realities.

Regional workshops

The development of regional workshops, in partnership with key humanitarian stakeholders is central to co-creation and contextualization. Five regional workshops are planned for the coming months. They will mainly take place in contexts that are fragile and/or in which humanitarian crises are frequent and recurrent (e.g. Asia, Africa, Middle East). One workshop will take place in Europe, currently affected by migratory crises, with a number of influential actors.

Regional Hub

The creation of Regional Hubs will support the “paradigm shift” capturing knowledge and experiences from different regional realities, and translating the knowledge gathered in the Humanitarian Encyclopedia into regional practices.

Field Research

Beyond the theoretical analysis of concepts (see chapter conceptualize), the research will also include field-based analyses of how concepts are operationalized by humanitarian actors.